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Reply to Rm125 side plate trimming 3/16/2018 3:08 PM

‘08 to 17 RM-Z450 and ‘10-18 RM-Z250

Reply to Rm125 side plate trimming 3/16/2018 9:00 AM

There was only some small trimming of the backgrounds if I remember, but not much I used '08 and newer RM-Z450 plate and fender, they are all the same up to 2017. The RM-Z250 is the same starting in 2010 Here is a better link:,41536/setup,42029 ... more »

Reply to Rm125 side plate trimming 3/15/2018 4:26 PM

Take a look at my Bike Check, the secret is to use RMZ preprints and match the shape when you cut the plastic,41536/setup,42029 I tried the other methods, and this was the best shape overall

Reply to Need Help 03 RM250 Front Brake Hose Routing 11/9/2017 9:32 AM

You can use the 2004 and up guards, they bolt on just the same

New thread RM-Z 450 Skid plate 10/6/2017 7:33 AM

Not really a super technical post, but maybe helpful to RM-Z450 owners If you are looking for a low cost skid plate that bolts onto the frame without clamps, try the RM-X450Z skid plate. I bought mine from Babbitt's part number 42511-02J00. This is a

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Reply to Wiseco coating worn off? 3/24/2017 9:23 AM

Some wear is normal, the coating is not a break in type. I would look closely at the piston skirt and see if there is evidence of some dirt coming through the top end. Even a small amount of debris will cause the material to buff down Most skirt coatings ... more »

Reply to TiLube/Jack Links/TUF Racing AX Team 3/1/2017 4:06 PM

Nice video!

Reply to a couple questions for a possible build 12/30/2016 4:53 PM

Good luck with your pending project. Try craigslist but shop carefully; its easy to go see a bike and get excited into an emotional decision. Try and stay objective, its sometimes best to say no and walk away if your not sure about a purchase. This is ... more »

Reply to a couple questions for a possible build 12/29/2016 6:46 AM

"Another tip for Ebay. Search all ways of describing your bike RM125 and RM 125. You will be surprised at what you find sometimes. Also, if it fits say the 250 and 125, check them all. I have found a lot of parts cheaper because they were listed for ... more »

Reply to a couple questions for a possible build 12/27/2016 9:19 AM

IMO: when you buy a 10 plus year old bike used, even if the bike is in great shape (according to the listing...), you should go through most everything to assure the integrity of the main functioning systems. Suspension, engine, wheels, ... more »

Reply to RM125 (is this "the" one) ? 8/1/2016 6:00 PM

Seriously, a purpose built RM125 modernized?! Sign me up, for sure buying one

Reply to Hinson Clutch Kit Differences. 8/3/2015 5:50 PM

Bingo Matt, thanks for explaining more clearly. The real advantage is wear and tear, the steel basket MIMIC's the KTM design with regards to material. The forged basket is the strongest aluminum design, as compared to the billet aluminum baskets (or ... more »

Reply to Hinson Clutch Kit Differences. 8/2/2015 4:56 AM

The basket spins at a fraction of crankshaft speed so the effect is not the same as adding a flywheel weight...

Reply to Twins! '78 YZ250s - Race restorations - Gonna need lots of help! 6/26/2015 8:29 AM

I hate to be "that guy", but the bike in the pics is a 1979...1978 had mid mounted number-plates and a different shock body. The lateral finned aluminum body shock was 1979. Maybe check serial numbers, anyone can modify some parts and pieces, but these ... more »

Reply to Riding Coaches in Ohio 5/6/2015 7:38 AM

Trevor Vines if your up in the northeast part of the state: Probably one of the nicest guys to work with, plus he has his own facility with various tracks Gary Semics if further south, hard to beat his credentials: ... more »

Reply to Building an RM-Z 450 for Pro Nationals 3/23/2015 5:56 PM

Get the mods that make you most comfortable, and build a reliable engine first, HP second. The bike is fast enough, get to the finish line. DJ is one of the best, work with him and get the suspension dialed that is more important then most everything ... more »

Reply to last gen RMs 10/30/2014 9:05 AM

I would have bought two if they had them! Rare find, not often you get into a new bike for half the cabbage of a new KTM250SX

Reply to last gen RMs 10/29/2014 4:34 PM

My 2002 250, picked this up last fall brand new from a dealer in PA, one of my favorite all time bikes

Reply to 2004 KX 250 project, finished. 6/20/2014 5:34 AM

Holy brain fart....Rad Valve Forgive me, it was past bed time...

Reply to 2004 KX 250 project, finished. 6/19/2014 5:37 PM

Nice job on the Kawi Steve, if you really want a beast engine try a Boyesen V-Force. I added one to my 2006 and "WOW"! Ran an FMF Gnarley and the short silencer and it was a rocket for sure.